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Cholesterol is the devil, amirite?

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Cholesterol is the devil, amirite?

BEEF! It's what's for dinner. (And breakfast, lunch, snacks, elevensies, second breakfast, ...)

Warm-up: 2 Rounds – 30 Double Unders, 20 Walking Lunges, 15 KB Swings, 10 Push-ups

Front Squat: 3×5

Bench: 5RM

MetCon – 7!:
1-arm KB Snatch (70/50lbs)
Weighted Sit-ups (70/50lbs)

The diet-cholesterol-heart disease hypothesis goes something like this: high dietary intake of cholesterol leads to high levels of cholesterol in our blood which generates atherosclerotic plaque precipitating a clot and causing a heart attack or stroke.  Everyone, including your next door neighbor, knows about this hypothesis and the ravages of heart disease.

It would seem that the Paleo diet flies in the face of said hypothesis.  We’re telling you to eat plenty of meat whether it be fatty, red, or et cetera.  We are telling you to look for grass fed beef, free range chickens, and wild caught fish because those are animals have matured in a state more closely mimicking the conditions they evolved in.  Regardless, there is a large amount of fat intake (saturated and unsaturated) in a diet composed of so much animal matter.

Over the next months we are going to take a more in depth look in to this diet-cholesterol-heart disease hypothesis.  We are going to get some history on how it came to be.  We are going to look at some physiology of what happens when we ingest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.  And we are going to try to come out the other side of this wild ride a bit wiser when it comes to our health and the dietary decisions we make every day.

I, for one, cannot wait,
Coach G

By | 2017-04-25T14:39:26+00:00 November 8th, 2010|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|3 Comments


  1. T-Pain November 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    You had me at atherosclerotic plaque…

  2. Keith November 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    You had me with the picture! WOW

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